Monsanto Gave $470,000 to Candidates For Mid-Term Elections, Most Won

Monsanto Gave $470,000 to Candidates For Mid-Term Elections, Most Won

Natural Society

Just when you think Monsanto has decided to hide itself from the public eye after it was released that the company was listed among Blackwater’s secret client list, more information has hit mainstream news. Monsanto spent $470,631 on the mid-term elections.

It seems like Monsanto never quits, both politically and agriculturally. Besides modifying the genetic coding of life all across the planet, the company seems to be making financial ties with a host of political winners. While 5 of the Monsanto-backed candidates lost, 10 now hold political positions in the United States.

Here is a list of the politicians that received payments from Monsanto, as reported by the Organic Consumer Association:

Baucus, Max (D-MT) $1,000 Not Up for Election
Bayh, Evan (D-IN) $1,000  Retiring
Bennett, Robert F (R-UT) $1,000 Lost Renomination
Blunt, Roy (R-MO) $10,000 Won
Bond, Christopher “Kit” (R-MO) $5,000 Retiring
Burr, Richard (R-NC) $2,000 Won
Carper, Tom (D-DE) $1,000 Not Up for Election
Chambliss, Saxby (R-GA) $5,000 Not Up for Election
Coburn, Tom (R-OK) $3,000 Won
Crapo, Mike (R-ID) $9,250 Won
Ellsworth, Brad (D-IN) $1,000 Lost Election
Gillibrand, Kirsten (D-NY) $2,000 Not Up for Election
Grassley, Chuck (R-IA) $10,000 Won
Hagan, Kay R (D-NC) $1,000 Not Up for Election
Hatch, Orrin G (R-UT) $2,000Not Up for Election
Hoeven, John (R-ND) $5,000 Won
Inouye, Daniel K (D-HI) $7,000 Won
Lincoln, Blanche (D-AR) $12,000 Lost Election
Lugar, Richard G (R-IN)  $2,000 Not Up for Election
Melancon, Charles (D-LA) $4,500 Lost Election
Nelson, Ben (D-NE) $1,000 Not Up for Election
Portman, Rob (R-OH) $5,000 Won
Risch, James E (R-ID) $1,000 Not Up for Election
Roberts, Pat (R-KS) $1,000 Not Up for Election
Sessions, Jeff (R-AL) $1,000 Not Up for Election
Specter, Arlen (D-PA) $1,000 Lost Renomination
Stabenow, Debbie (D-MI)$2,000 Not Up for Election
Thune, John (R-SD) $2,500 Won
Vitter, David (R-LA) $5,000 Won